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S4 Delayed Start up

Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by Paul100, Mar 25, 2012.

  1. Paul100
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    [Mar 25, 2012]
    Has anyone else with an S4 B6 have this 'feature'?

    Get in turn the key, all the lights come on...... and then nothing. For anything up to 10-15 seconds.

    Then after this delay it fires up no problem as you would expect, not struggling to crank over or taking ages to start....

    I have changed the battery with no change. It only seems to do it if its been sitting for a few hours.

    Any ideas??
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    [Mar 25, 2012]
    starter ?
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    biyitch Chocolate? It's doo-doo, baby!

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    [Mar 26, 2012]
    Yes.

    See here.

    I think there's a more detailed thread on Audizine somewhere.
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    [Mar 26, 2012]
    yes defo the starter motor had exactly the same problem on my B5.
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    [Mar 26, 2012]
    cheers guys, will get this looked at....
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    [Mar 26, 2012]
    got the same problem with mine and i believe it is a pig of a job on an s4
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    [Mar 26, 2012]
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    [Mar 27, 2012]
    I would recommend changing alternator at same time, if you are planning on keeping her for a while.
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    [Mar 27, 2012]
    I think the problem relates to the starter solenoid but you can't just replace the part. You have to replace the whole starter motor.
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    [Mar 28, 2012]
    Mine also does this, but quite rarely over the last 24 months or so.
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